Many Path of Exile players regret that they did not enjoy the POE 2 Beta this year, which was caused by the release of Cyberpunk 2077 and the impact of COVID-19 last year. Fortunately, this year, Path of Exile is off to a good start. The 3.13 extension and 3.14 extension have brought players a rich gaming experience and allowed players to earn many POE Currency. A GGG spokesperson said that they must first ensure the regular release and maintenance of each quarterly expansion before they can spare time to develop Path of Exile 2.
The good news is that the development work is already underway, but it doesn’t seem to be possible this year. In a phone interview about the final expansion of the upcoming Path of Exile, studio director Chris Wilson talked about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the New Zealand studio. Developers also hate to blame COVID-19, but this is currently a large part of it. Because of New Zealand’s borders, they have difficulties in recruiting internationally, which limits the exponential growth of the asset creation team. Although the entire development process is slow, they still hope to Buy Exalted Orbs by the end of this year.
When asked if Path of Exile 2 will be launched sometime in 2022, Wilson thought that was the exact time. He also mentioned that in the past few major updates, working from home during the lockdown has slowed production. Nothing is catastrophic, but this is a factor in the slight delay in the upcoming expansion. Nevertheless, for fans of Path of Exile, it is not all doom and pessimism. The impact of the two new extensions this year has also provided developers with more fresh ideas while developing POE 2.
A variety of good gameplay and animations will appear in Path of Exile 2, which makes players expect more and more of it. They can buy more POE Currency before the arrival of new expansion or POE 2 in order to master more practical skills before officially entering the sequel.